The Dandy Warhols: Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (Deluxe Edition) – album review

The Dandy Warhols: Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (Deluxe Edition)
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The Dandy Warhols have proved, there is nothing unlucky about the number thirteen. It is safe to bet, anything with the name Warhol is golden and can stand the test of time says Lisa Lunney.

2013 marks the 13th anniversary of one of the greatest classic rock albums, The Dandy Warhol’s masterpiece, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia. In celebration, an anniversary edition was released early this summer. The album has been newly remastered and expanded for the anniversary release. This album brings us back to a time when music was it its finest. No auto tune, no computerized talent. Just pure, raw talent.

The new edition adds outtakes, early mixes and home demos of songs from the album. It is a must-listen for any rock fan. The 2-Cd release opens on the catchy guitar of “Godless,” and is followed by “Mohammed.” The Dandy Warhols‘ take the listener on a journey through the world of rock and roll, with tracks like “Horse Pills,” and the dance hit “Bohemian Like You.” This release has something for everyone. Play this album from start to finish and it is impossible not to be in good spirits. The music makes you feel alive and ready to take on the world. For long-time fans that feeling of excitement you had hearing these tracks for the first time will come back in a nostalgic wave of déjà vu.


Each track is still as fresh and relevant as is it was thirteen-years-ago when it was first released. The Warhol’s have mastered music that stands the test of time and Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia is a shining example of their strengths and the power of their music.

Fans can once again explore one of their favourite albums, and a new generation can be introduced to music that is above and beyond what their generation has created.


Country Leaver
Horse Pills
Get Off
Cool Scene
Bohemian Like You
Big Indian
The Gospel


Later The Show
Ras Tafar and I
Godless (Alt Vox Melody)
Cool Scene (Early Mix)
Country Leaver (Early Mix)
Bohemian Like You (Courtney Home Demo)
Mohammed (Courtney Home Demo)
Big Indian (Courtney Cassette 4-Track)
Big Indian (Courtney Home Demo)
Godless (Courtney Home Demo)
Cool Scene (Courtney Home Demo)
Dub Song (Courtney Home Demo)


The Dandy Warhols can be found at their website and at their Facebook, MySpace and SoundCloud pages.

All words by Lisa Lunney. More work by Lisa on Louder Than War can be found here.

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  1. Nice review! Not sure if I really need all the demos etc. but Thirteen Tales is indeed a classic album. As Joey says above the Dandy’s are a great live band. I saw them twice last year with my mate Glenn ( number one Dandy’s fan! ) and they were awesome both times. ( I even reviewed the Heaven gig for this very website – shameless plug there! ) When they came on stage in November to the synth drone and giant, chiming chords of Godless it was a spine-tingling moment…

  2. The last great album they made… everything else since had been bloody awful. It comes to something when they had to resort to Evan Dando to write them a ‘hit’. They could have been one of the great American bands as this album shows, but they blew it!


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